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Betina Lou SS15 Collection

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This winter has been a rough one. There was snow for days on end, wind chills that made me never want to get out of bed, and dirty slushy snow that ruined my favorite shoes on a regular basis. I’ve been dreaming of a great spring and summer, with amazing clothes to match. Needless to say, I found exactly that in the new Betina Lou Spring/Summer collection.
The brand, famous for their easy, breezy fabrics, classic design and feminine touches to women’s clothing, drew inspiration from the ocean and walks by the sea. Marie-Eve Edmond, founder and designer of the fashion brand, discusses inspiration behind the looks, stating, “I love the nautical feel of the patterns and cuts we worked with this season. These pieces make you feel like you’re on holiday without having to leave the city.” With practical pieces for breezy spring days like waterproof lightweight coat and high waisted short with sailor button details for the blazing hot summer, Betina Lou nails it with mixing classic flare and trendy for the every girl.
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Along with classic favorites with a nautical twist, Edmond introduces long dresses and skirts into the mix, inspired by the movement of them.  “I was inspired to create really comfortable long dresses that had beautiful movement to them,” explains Emond. “I think they’ll become an essential part of most wardrobes this season.”
We think so too, Ms. Edmond. We think so, too.
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Betina Lou SS15 Collection: Photographs courtesy of Betina Lou

Ann Taylor Spring/Summer 2015 Collection

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Although winter is upon us (cue that “Brace yourselves!” meme of Eddard “Ned” Stark from Game of Thrones), we are already dreaming of springtime and all the wonderful things that come with it — especially the fashion. Only to add to our excitement, Ann Taylor’s Creative Director Lisa Axelson previewed the brand’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection of over 36 looks at their showroom in Times Square this month, and we immediately fell in love! From bohemian-inspired tops to floral pants and white lace dresses — mostly following a black, white, and blue color palette — the new collection is a dream come true. 
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Special guests to the invite-only event included Editor in Chief of Elle Magazine, Robbie Myers; Editor in Chief of Lucky Magazine, Eva Chen; actress and model Jamie King; and former Real Housewives of New York City star Kelly Killoren Bensimon.
Continue on to see our favorite outfits from the lookbook!

Patuna Bushyhead SS 2015 Collection

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Couture Fashion Week 2014 graced us with all the elegance and fine details a fairy tale princess and modern day fashionista could ask for. Among the new and returning designers whose impeccable visions walked the runway in the past weeks, Patuna Bushyhead—a couture designer originally from the Republic of Georgia—made her return with her SS 2015 collection that dazzled everyone. The show made its debut right after an upbeat performance from Nini DeRossi, which had everyone in their seats bumping to the beat and ready for more. Patuna’s latest collection left little to no room for wanting more after its fabulous runway show featured models wearing gowns draped in silks or lace. Each piece fit beautifully to the models wearing them, showing off every detail that Patuna puts into her designs. Touches of crystals, Swarovski stones, beads, and layering of different fabrics were present in this year’s line, creating an almost romantic 1920’s effect. Sounds like fashion couture love, doesn’t it?


Check out some wardrobe wishlist looks below from the show, and visit Patuna Bushyhead’s website, patunafashion.com, for more information on her line.
Patuna Bushyhead SS 2015 Collection: Photographs courtesy of Michael Doroc 

Luis Antonio Spring/Summer 2015 Collection

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I started my New York Fashion Week itinerary with the Luis Antonio Spring/Summer 2015 Collection for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Inside The Pavilion at Lincoln Center, I met Mdivani Monroe, a very kind fashion designer/blogger who complimented me on my Michael Kors Larissa boots. I had a great view of the models once they turned on the runway, allowing me to see every angle of the exquisite designs.

Luis Antonio is a Puerto Rican designer who understands how to portray the chic woman in his pieces. All of his models had their hair lightly teased in romantic-esque ponytails and wore strappy open-toe laced heels. His collection opened with a fitted long sleeve A-line dress that ruffled at the end. The top of the dress was a vibrant design of red and white lines, while the bottom was the same design but in blue and white. Antonio has the skill of mixing two vibrant patterns together and instead of the designs clashing, he accentuates the figure of the model by adding a belt of fabric to bring the two patterns into one look. One of the dresses was a maxi style/A-line double-patterned dress that moved graciously as the model walked. Antonio used the blue and white vibrant line pattern for the top of the dress and a vertical blue, red, tan, and white striped fabric from the waist down. Everything as tied together with a piece of red fabric around the model’s waist.

Some other pieces included a long sleeve turtleneck mermaid dress in a grey and white vibrant line pattern, a striped strapless and fitted jumper with flare bottoms, a sequin embellished lace dress, and a rope patterned sweetheart cut dress. His collection consisted of striped patterns, ruffles, A-line cuts, and plunging V-necklines. Some of the dresses kissed the ground and had a short train, while others were cut at the knee. To learn more about Luis Antonio, go to Luis-antonio.com.  
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